Wondering which whiskies are most flipped, sold, or traded on the secondary market? We scoured a half-dozen private Facebook and MeWe groups to compile this list, averaging the various prices at which the bottles sold. To get a better understanding of how and why these bottles are so in-demand, check out our exclusive report that goes deep into the world black market bourbon
.MSRP: $80Secondary Market Price: $525
The poster child for whiskey flipping due to its rarity and high demand. The prevalence of counterfeits often requires multiple photos, showcasing fill level, laser code, and foil seals.MSRP: $37Secondary Market Price: $150
The potential margins on this bottle are generous and, given the scattered national allocation, people in some regions where it isn't distributed will pay as much as $200.MSRP: $60Secondary Market Price: $120
+Depending on the date it was dumped from the barrel, as stated on the label, this whiskey's prices can fluctuate immensely. People searching for specific dates to commemorate anniversaries or birthdates will pay $300 or more.MSRP: $150 (Fall 2019 Release)Secondary Market Price: $300
This decadent wheated sipper from Heaven Hill
is its oldest release yet, contributing to high demand on the secondary market. Semi-annual releases create more opportunities to buy, but also seem to increase demand.MSRP: $99Secondary Market Price: $200
This single barrel was distributed via lottery in some control states and often unavailable in others, making it a current darling.MSRP: $130 (2019 Release)Secondary Market Price: $200
While Michter's 20 year old
bourbon can command north of $2,000, the 10 year is more prevalent and affordable.MSRP: $100 (2019 Release)Secondary Market Price: $350
Demand for this annual limited release has risen considerably, especially among collectors who want to complete a set.
Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute BourbonMSRP: $100Secondary Market Price: $400
Regular Elmer T. Lee
fetches about $150, but the limited availability of the special-edition tribute bottle has made the price soar.
Willett 6 year old Family Estate BourbonMSRP: $100 (2019 Release)Secondary Market Price: $250
Demand for aged Willett ryes
has reached a fever pitch and its bourbons aren't far behind. Private barrels like “Annd It's Gone” command triple this price.MSRP: $250Secondary Market Price: $300
Partially sourced from MGP
in Indiana, Barrell's
whiskeys are well-aged and well-curated, as their high scores in the Whisky Advocate Buying Guide show.MSRP: $99 (2019 Release)Secondary Market Price: $725
Consistently high-scoring and limited, this is the current star of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
, all of which fetch high prices on the secondary market.MSRP: $150 Secondary Market Price: $450
Second only to bourbon, Japanese whiskies, especially those bearing age statements, are also compelling targets for flippers.